Comments on: Ask Design Mom: 1-year-old Birthday Gift http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:39:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Qua tang tan gia http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-415522 Qua tang tan gia Sat, 01 Dec 2012 05:13:02 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-415522 Playskool Busy Ball Popper is also nice choice. This really silly toy is a big hit with babies. You drop the five colorful balls onto a track, where they tumble down and then pop up through the middle so baby can start the whole thing over again. The Busy Ball Popper appeals to a baby’s desire for repetition, and the fun, lively music adds excitement, as well. Not only have I seen babies play with this toy for long stretches in person, I’ve had several parents email me to say that their babies and toddlers loved it, too.

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By: Birthday-Gifts http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-413680 Birthday-Gifts Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:48:11 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-413680 Nice Gift to a one year child….

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By: Lakshmi http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-413674 Lakshmi Wed, 21 Nov 2012 05:19:32 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-413674 I have a brother.I like to give a toy horse to his son for his first birthday.

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By: Sarah Jo http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-221034 Sarah Jo Sun, 28 Nov 2010 11:27:53 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-221034 There’s always something that needs to be fixed, or taken apart, and this tool belt provides hours of entertainment.

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By: The Unemployed Mom http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201339 The Unemployed Mom Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:29:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201339 For my nephew’s first birthday, I purchased him one share of Disney stock and had it engraved. The site is below and there are tons of stocks as well as quotes to choose from. We selected Disney because we live in Orlando, Florida and know it will be one of his favorite places to visit.

http://www.oneshare.com/

Although he didn’t really understand it at age 1, he will eventually. The engraving made it a personalized gift that he can cherish forever.

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201340 Anonymous Fri, 06 Feb 2009 15:46:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201340 What has been such a neat gift for each of our four children is the empty cardboard roll that comes inside aluminum foil. I taught each of them to state I GOTTA GO POTTY! They think it’s such a game to run get their megaphone and shout this while racing me to the bathroom. When they accomplish their goal (potty), I get to take the megaphone and shout back WOO HOO. It’s the best gift ever and they keep it in their keepsake box forever. WOO HOO, training accomplished for DOO DOO! :-)

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By: Catherine http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201341 Catherine Fri, 22 Aug 2008 10:12:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201341 I am presently looking for ideas for my best friends first daughters 1st birthday. Since her dauaghter is in the stages of recognizing friends and family, I made picture flash cards of all of pictures of mommy and daddy’s friends and family so she could learn names even of family she might not get to see very often.

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By: esskayelle http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201342 esskayelle Sat, 28 Apr 2007 20:40:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201342 mylar balloons were and still are a hit with my 17 month old. they can also be refilled at most party stores. when refilled, they don’t last as long, but they win her over every time.

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By: Kathryn http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201343 Kathryn Fri, 27 Apr 2007 13:03:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201343 Thank you for all the suggestions–what great ideas. Now we have to narrow it down! Thanks Design Mom!

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By: Cecilia http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201344 Cecilia Thu, 26 Apr 2007 06:40:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201344 Thank you for your kind words about Craftsbury Kids.

That balloon idea is genius!

I like to give simple books for the first birthday (as well as the second and third). One of my favorites is ‘Little Fur Family’ by Margaret Wise Brown & Garth Williams. This book is covered in faux fur, and is as much fun for babies to hold, as it will be for them to read when they’re older.

One of the best baby gifts I’ve ever recieved was a sweet antique rocking chair for my (now) four year old. We still have it, and he’s gotten lots of use out of it over the years.

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By: Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201345 Anonymous Wed, 25 Apr 2007 23:21:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201345 Cute ideas. I realize the child doesn’t care about this, but I like the idea of a keepsake, which the chair would be. I’m thinking of jewelry: a baby ring on a necklace, etc. Take a snapshot of the baby wearing it..

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By: sarah starr http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201346 sarah starr Wed, 25 Apr 2007 17:33:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201346 I’m loving the balloon suggestion. So simple, yet special.

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By: a spectator http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201347 a spectator Wed, 25 Apr 2007 15:38:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201347 I think it would be nice to make a little photo-book of his favorite people, places and things as they currently are. That would be fun for him to look at now, and I nice thing to have for the future, too.

Or, a custom book of family and friends, especially those who live far away.

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By: Keli http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201348 Keli Wed, 25 Apr 2007 13:57:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201348 When my nephew turned 1, he was given a million trucks and tractors. I wanted to get him something different, so I went around town to different construction sites, and took pictures of all the big equipment. He absolutely loves looking at the “loaders” and “graders” and “haulers” to this day, and he is almost 5!

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By: daisy http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201349 daisy Wed, 25 Apr 2007 10:26:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201349 I think the best gift (and cheapest I might add) for a 1-year-old is a box of tissues. I gave one to my niece a couple of years ago…and she loved it. She would pull out one of the tissues and magically another one would appear! She kept pulling and pulling. Laughing and loving it! Also it was a lot of fun for all of us to watch.

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By: love.boxes http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201350 love.boxes Wed, 25 Apr 2007 08:55:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201350 I love all of these ideas. When my daughter turned 1. I did Christy’s idea and I painted her a custom rocking chair and I wrote a little love note to her on the bottom of the chair. She still has the chair and still uses it everyday. I hope it will be something special to her even when she has grown up. :)

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By: Mom101 http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201351 Mom101 Wed, 25 Apr 2007 07:44:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201351 I just got a friend’s son the little wooden Schylling train at Chittypulga. I like things that kids can grow into a little that become treasured toys or keepsakes.

The marionettes at Mahar are awesome too.

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By: Christy http://www.designmom.com/2007/04/ask-design-mom-1-year-old-birthday-gift/comment-page-1/#comment-201352 Christy Wed, 25 Apr 2007 07:16:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2343#comment-201352 I got a little child sized rocking chair for my first birthday and I still have it.

My daughter got a rocking horse and my son got a little upright toy piano.

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